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I am trans feminine and I think I want to start using hormones! What should I know before I begin?

I am trans feminine and I think I want to start using hormones! What should I know before I begin?

I AM TRANS FEMININE AND I THINK I WANT TO START USING HORMONES! WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE I BEGIN?

This factsheet is for trans women, trans feminine and gender diverse people who may be thinking about using hormones also known as Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT). This factsheet provides a brief overview of the benefits, side effects and risks about starting hormone therapy.

This factsheet should not be used to practice self-medication. We strongly encourage that you speak with a medical professional before you start hormone therapy as each individual is unique and requires a specific medical plan.

This factsheet will help you to understand:

  • How hormones work;
  • Some of the changes you may expect once on hormone therapy including side effects and risks, and;
  • Some frequently asked questions that may help you to make an informed choice about starting hormones.

 

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